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Time keeps moving along

14 May

Still no date, no letter, no nothing.

When I last spoke to Nia, I asked her again what I was on the list, there were 26!! before me, there had only been 14 the last time I asked months ago! But she said they are emergencies etc and said I was looking at July now for surgery.

 

It really feels like I’m never going to get this, not knowing or having a set date is really frustrating and knowing that if I hadn’t had to do that sleep apnea test I might well have been having surgery a week today is very depressing.

If I had known what to expect, I would have done what Clare did and bought my own and took the results with me, but it didn’t even cross my mind and it was only through reading here that Clare was smart enough to do it.

So if any of you are waiting and you are tired, snore etc and getting it done in a different health board other than your own, I would suggest buying your own oxemetry metre and take your results with you to save you time, heartache and sanity!

 

Which leads me to my link! Clare is selling hers , only been used once and shes a lovely person, so go buy buy buy, cheaper than Amazon! lol And free postage, isnt she kind :)

Save yourself the heartache of delayed surgery and buy this!

oxemetry

 

Oh I had the results of xrays yesterday, years ago I had an xray on my hips and was told I had arthritis, then I had another and they said I didn’t cos they couldn’t see anything because of the fat. But my hips having been playing me up as well as my spine, I’m in so much pain all the time, so I had more xrays, losing this 6 and a half stone has helped, because I do have arthritis in both hips as well as my facet joints in my spine, though I do need a ct scan on my spine to confirm, so yay me! :(

 

As soon as I know anything more, I shall be back, I’m only coming with good news next time, so if I’m gone for a year or two, you know why, I’m still waiting! :p

 

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More Appointments

13 Jul

I’ve had a few more appointments at the hospital.

Went to see the anesthetist, everything went well, he seemed more concerned about sleep apnea and explaining about that and how it affects everything, so I’m still waiting on that test, which is very frustrating as I’ve phoned my hospital and they have not had the referral as of yet.

He told me how they blow up your tummy like a beach ball (I guess thats where the gas pain comes from!) so they have access to everything they need. I don’t like the sound of this. Every few months I get ill from wind trapped, its so painful it wakes me up and night and there is nothing I can do to make the pain stop. It’s a horrible pain!

As I said with my last post, he said yes there isnt anything wrong that he can see to stop me getting the surgery.

Last Tuesday I had to go see Professor Stephens, he was the non surgical consultant or something like that and also specialises in diabetes.

He checked me over for Cushing’s Syndrome, which I don’t have. He also said to cut my food down by 1/3 as its going to be a huge change in what I’m eating and to start reducing it now. Easy if I was eating a lot, I’m still eating bad stuff and not real food :/ I had put on half a kilo, I was expecting more, but would have been better if it was coming off! I will come off my Metformin and Bydureon before surgery and he will come and check sugars and other medication after the op.

So now I’m waiting for the appointment back to the consultant. They are really pushing me for the sleeve, saying they are having alot of good results with it and obviously it’s safer, which is good in my world :p

Also waiting for the other test, which is annoying me.

Looking at surgery in October possibly, I shall know more soon!

 

 

 

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